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Theme: Population

Violent deaths in the Republic of Macedonia, 2015


According to the State Statistical Office data, there were 513 violent deaths in the Republic of Macedonia in 2015, which is an
increase of 4.1% compared to the previous year. Violent deaths accounted for 2.5% of the total number of deaths.

The structure of violent deaths by sex in 2015, as in previous years, shows higher male participation with 72.1%.

In total number of violent deaths, "accidents" ranked first with 70.4%, followed by "suicides" with 22.2% and "homicides" with
7.4%.In the category "accidents", the group "other external causes of accidental injury" was predominant with 29.2%.

In the category "suicides", deaths caused by "hanging, strangulation and suffocation" were most frequent with 13.6%.

The dominant cause of death in the category "homicides" was "assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge", making up
3.7% of total number of violent deaths.

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